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Return of the New Zealand Flag to full mast - 16 December 2019

News: 16 December 2019

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, at 5pm today Monday 16 December 2019 the New Zealand Flag is to be returned to full mast on all Government and public buildings.

This instruction applies to all Government Departments, buildings and naval vessels which have flag poles and normally fly the New Zealand Flag.

For more information about half-masting the flag, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Kartini Havell or Julie Moonlight on (04) 499 4229. Media enquiries should be directed to 027 622 0468.

Published on 16th December 2019